How to Make the Process of Starting a Small Business Easier

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While our small business is still very much in the early stages we have learned a lot coming out of the gate, things we have done well and things we would have done differently.

Over a year ago I left my corporate job, took an interior design diploma course, built-up my blog, and set my sights on house flipping as a side business. In discussions with my husband, who was branching out in his career as well, we felt it was time to register Harlow & Thistle as a company. The process to make our business official wasn’t easy and it definitely wasn’t always clear if we were headed in the right direction. Between government sites and business structures, accountants, and lawyers, our heads were spinning. It took quite some time, but after some research and advice from family and friends we eventually figured out how to register our company.


If I were to do it again, I would have 100% used a service like Ownr, which is a new service  that helps make registering or incorporating a small business quick, easy and affordable. They cut through the confusion, making it straight forward and clear - plus they even do a name search for you.

If you’re like me, when you’re starting something new there’s usually some anxiety that comes with it, “should I do it?” “is it right?” and if things don’t go somewhat smoothly at the beginning you might take it as a sign to turn back. I’m sure the old confusing process of registering a company has deterred a few aspiring entrepreneurs from even getting started.

I’ve partnered with Ownr to help make the experience even smoother and I’m offering my readers an additional discount off registration or incorporation. Use the promo code HT-REG30 for $30 off registration and HT-INC60 for $60 off incorporation. Take advantage of these now before they expire on July 1st!


Stop putting it off, launch that side hustle! If you have any questions about starting a business, leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help!

This post is sponsored by Ownr. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own.

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